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William Blum's Anti-Empire Report January 12, 2007

Monday, 15 January 2007, 3:54 pm | William Blum

In the past year Iran has issued several warnings to the United States about the consequences of an American or Israeli attack. One statement, issued in November by a high Iranian military official, declared: "If America attacks Iran, its 200,000 ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report December 17 2006

Monday, 18 December 2006, 9:17 pm | William Blum

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a man seemingly custom-made for the White House in its endless quest for enemies with whom to scare Congress, the American people, and the world, in order to justify the unseemly behavior of the empire. The Iranian president has ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report Nov. 24, 2006

Monday, 27 November 2006, 5:24 pm | William Blum

Would Jesus get out of Iraq? - The good news is that the Republicans lost. The bad news is that the Democrats won. The burning issue -- US withdrawal from Iraq -- remains as far from resolution as before. More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report October 19, 2006

Friday, 20 October 2006, 11:05 am | William Blum

"Who really poses the greatest danger to world peace: Iraq, North Korea or the United States?" asked Time magazine in an online poll in early 2003, shortly before the US invasion of Iraq. The final results were: North Korea 6.7%, Iraq 6.3%, the United ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report Sept. 25, 2006

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 10:15 am | William Blum

Hand-in-hand with his threat warnings, Bush keeps telling us how his War on Terror has made us so much safer, bragging that there hasn't been a terrorist attack in the United States in the five years since the one of September 11, 2001. Marvelous. More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - August 18 2006

Sunday, 20 August 2006, 9:49 pm | William Blum

So now we've (choke) just been (gasp) saved from the simultaneous blowing up of ten airplanes headed toward the United States from the UK. Wow, thank you Brits, thank you Homeland Security. Well done, lads. And thanks for preventing the destruction ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - July 22, 2006

Sunday, 23 July 2006, 12:28 am | William Blum

There are times when I think that this tired old world has gone on a few years too long. What's happening in the Middle East is so depressing. Most discussions of the eternal Israel-Palestine conflict are variations on the child's eternal defense for ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report- June 21, 2006

Friday, 30 June 2006, 10:23 am | William Blum

National Public Radio foreign correspondent Loren Jenkins, serving in NPR's Baghdad bureau, met earlier this month with a senior Shiite cleric, a man who was described in the NPR report as "a moderate" and as a person trying to lead his Shiite followers ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report May 21, 2006

Monday, 22 May 2006, 1:41 pm | William Blum

"I used to be called brother, John, Daddy, uncle, friend," John Allen Muhammad said at his trial in Maryland earlier this month. "Now I'm called evil." Muhammad, formerly known as "the DC Sniper", was on trial for six slayings in Maryland in 2002. Already ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report April 22, 2006

Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 12:45 am | William Blum

The recent paper by two prominent academics, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, on "The Israel Lobby", has spurred considerable discussion both in the mainstream media and on the Internet about the significance of the role played by this lobby in instigating ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report March 22, 2006

Thursday, 23 March 2006, 11:22 am | William Blum

I'm often told by readers of their encounters with Americans who support the outrages of US foreign policy no matter what facts are presented to them, no matter what arguments are made, no matter how much the government's statements are shown to be false. If ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Feb. 14, 2006

Friday, 17 February 2006, 10:58 am | William Blum

In case you don't know, on January 19 the latest audiotape from Osama bin Laden was released and in it he declared: "If you [Americans] are sincere in your desire for peace and security, we have answered you. And if Bush decides to carry on with his ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - January 9 2006

Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 11:10 am | William Blum

We read about things done and said by the Iraqi president, or the Ministry of this or the Ministry of that, and it's easy to get the impression that Iraq is in the process of becoming a sovereign state, albeit not particularly secular and employing ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Dec. 6, 2005

Thursday, 8 December 2005, 2:55 pm | William Blum

Lots of accusations going on, and counter accusations, congressional investigations, demands for more investigations ... Who said what? When did they say it? How did it contribute to the buildup for war? ... intelligence failures, the administration ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Nov. 10, 2005

Friday, 11 November 2005, 12:14 am | William Blum

Preparing for and combating the threatened bird flu pandemic would be tough enough under the best of circumstances. But the circumstances the United States has to deal with include the reality that the country, more than any other on earth, is privately ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Oct. 17, 2005

Tuesday, 18 October 2005, 1:27 pm | William Blum

Katrina and the good Americans - All the kindness, all the concern and generosity, the utmost empathy, taking strangers into their homes, donating so much money and goods and time, helping them find a roof over their heads, find a job, locate their ... More >>

William Blum: The Anti-Empire Report Sept. 5 2005

Wednesday, 7 September 2005, 3:19 pm | William Blum

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered virtually all the city's 1,500 police officers to leave their search-and-rescue missions last week and return to the streets to stop the looting. [1] More >>

William Blum: The Anti-Empire Report, Aug 7 2005

Wednesday, 10 August 2005, 6:34 pm | William Blum

"It is important to note that al Qaeda training manuals emphasize the tactic of making false abuse allegations." This is now the official and frequent response of White House, Pentagon, and State Department spokespersons when confronted with charges ... More >>

William Blum: The Anti-Empire Report July 14, 2005

Friday, 15 July 2005, 11:46 am | William Blum

In the period leading up to the US invasion of Iraq, from many quarters came the warnings of the great chaos and violence this would lead to in various parts of the world, the many new anti-Americans -- terrorists and otherwise -- who would be produced. More >>

William Blum: The Anti-Empire Report June 13, 2005

Tuesday, 14 June 2005, 12:10 am | William Blum

The Pentagon awarded three contracts this past week, worth up to $300 million, to companies it hopes will inject more creativity into US psychological operations efforts to improve foreign public opinion about the United States, particularly their opinion ... More >>